Friday, December 22, 2017

Only 8 DAYS LEFT!!!!!

Happy Friday!

The December CTMH exclusive December kit is my  ALL TIME MOST FAVORITE KIT CTMH has ever offered in the 25 years I have been a customer and/or consultant. I have posted a video on my blog ( ) which will give you a good look at the kit.  I have shared the Calendar Club I will be offering beginning in January. This club is for both local, as well as, long distance individuals. It's for kids and adults! If you are only interested in this kit that makes one page for each month of the year than that is awesome as well. BUT....This amazing kit is only available until December 31st or until kits are sold out. Treat yourself as well as a friend(s) or family member(s)to a kit now. This kit makes the PERFECT Year At A Glance Memory keeper! It also makes great gifts to loved ones! You can order directly on my website ( ) or contact me and I will be happy to help!


Wednesday, December 13, 2017

A Very Special CTMH OFFER Fro ME to YOU!

Close To My Heart is SO MUCH MORE than a job to me! It is my second family. I have met so many wonderful people at my events, at home parties and even online who have become fast friends. My fellow consultants are so much more than friends to me. My team members are so very dear to my heart!
I love sharing top quality crafting products with everyone and anyone. I love teaching people how to create cards and gifts that you just cannot put a price tag on.
I love providing knowledge and instruction to those wanting to preserve their lives-both the every day moments as well as the special moments!
I love that Close To My Heart makes the job of consultants so EASY and FUN. I have been a cnosultant for almost 20 years and the enhancements CRTMH has made are outstanding! The free website, the free trainings, the free videos, all the templates...all these things (and more) make being a Close To My Heart Consultant the best job on earth!
I love helping others get started on having what I have. CTMH just campout with a new kit that is OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! If I could quite and signup all over again I would!!!!! For just $75 you can get what you need to start your CTMH Business. Let Me Show You How!
During December all those who sign up will receive, along with their kit, the "Through The Years Calendar Kit" FREE OF CHARGE! This is a $57 value and it is sure to guarantee you immediate sales AND the perfect event to offer in January! If you would like to learn more and hear about my special offer please contact me today! Special offer goes to the first person who reaches out to me!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Introducing My 2018 Calendar Club!

with Amy McGrew

How would you like to create a timeless treasure for yourself and/or family and friends?  If you have answered “YES!” then my Calendar Club is for YOU!
The neat thing about my calendar club is ANYONE can join.  Kits to Go are available and make it super easy to receive your kit complete with photos and instructions that will allow you to put your scrapbook layouts together with ease right in the comfort of your own home!  You can even gather with some friends and work your pages together if you do not live local to me!  This makes a great mmother/daughter or even a “sisters” activity to do together!

The unique thing about this club is that the kit is divided into two parts.  The first part is only available during this month.  CTMH has put together an amazing kit complete with the a 12 x 12 calendar, gold glitter gems, an assortment of card stock papers, a complement pack  AND and exclusive sheet of gold glitter paper cricut die-cuts!  This kit allows you to create one 12 x 12 page for each of the 12 months. 
A huge shout out to fellow consultant Susan Williams who was the Master Mind behind this project.  I just love her designs!

I have created my own layouts using products from the kit, as well as, a variety of other products.  AND I have designed a coordinating layout and monthly topper for each month!
All products needed for the coordinating page and month toppers and the additional products form the second part of the calendar club kit.

We will begin meeting in early January.  Each moth we will create 2 months (so in January we will create the January and February layouts and monthly topper).
Then in February we will meet to create the layouts and monthly toppers for March and April , etc.
The duration of the Calendar Club will run Janaury-June.
In the end you will have created a timeless calendar treasure which will serve as a “Year-At-A-Glance” album when you slide each calendar page next to it’s corresponding page in your album!
You can create this for 2018 or 2019!  
What a PERFECT gift for the 2019 holidays for you and your family/friends!
Make one or Several!
Please join me!
Make one or several!

Kit Details
Please bring your favorite adhesives and scissors to class

First Part:  $47.00  or  (DUE ON/BEFORE DECEMBER 15th)
all cardstocks and background & texture papers precut, gold glitter gems pack, Happy Moments Compliment pack, 12 x 12 calendar, gold glitter die-cuts

If you do not already have the November “Through the Year” stamp Set you must order that:  $21.00

Second Part:  $53.00 (DUE FEBRUARY 1st)
*all papers pre-cut to create corresponding layouts/monthly toppers
*Gold Glitter Paper
*(2) packs Whisper Thick Twine

Optional Add-On Products I Used:

12 x 12 Album: $35.00
12 x 12 Memory Protectors Value Pack:  $27.70
Thin Cuts-bloack Alphabet: $76.00
Jennifer’s Hand Alphabet Stamp Set: $11.50
Mini Stapler: $14.90
Mini staples: $3.40
Black Ink Pad: $9.20
Heather Ink Pad: $9.20
Journaling Pen:  $3.80
Stamp Cleaner:: $6.90
Stamper Scrubber: $14.90
Piercing Tool Kit: $8.00
Micro-Tip Scissors: 11.50
Tweezers: $8.00
Liquid Glass: $9.20
3-D Foam Tape: $6.90
Paper Trimmer:
Die Cut Machine (Cuttlebug, Big Shot, etc)

Monday, November 27, 2017


Hello Again!
Be sure to read the previous post, as this is a continuation of that one!

KIT #2 (the last four layouts pictured below): $65.00
THIS KIT COMES COMPLETELY CUT AND READY FOR YOU TO ASSEMBLE. A huge shoutout to Ginni Candelariawho is the designer of these fun layouts!
This kit is a take home kit complete with step by step instructions and photos, as well as all the embellishments. All you need to add is your favorite adhesives. I do recommend you take a look at the additional Products I used. If you want your pages to look like mine you will want to have these products, as you will be creating them at home. 
Additional Product Is used on my 8 pages that are not included in the kit are:
*#Z1979 Black Journaling Pen
*#Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush
*#Z726 Sponge Daubers
*#Z1767 Chalk Marker

Last Two Workshops in 2017

Monday Greetings!
I have two more workshops I will be offering in 2017. I will share the details of each in two separate posts. 
I also wanted to remind you about the Cyber Monday Special that is happening all day TODAY on the Workspace Wonder Organization pieces. You can save 30% on individual pieces and 40% on bundles that CTMH has put together! This is a "while supplies last" special so I do encourage your to shop early to ensure you are able to order what you want. 
TIME: 6:30-8:30p.m.
COST: $20.00
Please say you will join me for this festive class!
We will create 45 gift tags and 2 hot drink gift card holder cards.
we will have a cookie/treat exchange!
Please bring one dozen of your favorite cookies or candies .
When we are done creating our tags and cards we will engage in the cookie exchange.
Everyone will go home with treats and tags galore!
Not only will all your packages look pretty but you will have treats for the holidays as well!
The tags will make the perfect gift for friends and family. I will show you at class how to wrap them up cute to present to special people in your life
(teachers, mail carrier, hair dresser, friend, mother, mother-in-law, bank teller…)
All papers, ribbons, and embellishments and use of my stamps and inks will be provided in your class fee.
You only need to bring your favorite adhesives and your treats! Thank you Melissa Melissa Whitworth Laverty for inspiring me to offer this class!
I invite you to share this information with friends.
You will receive a FREE GIFT from me for each friend your bring that I do not know!

 I also want to encourage you to purchase the November Stamp of the Month (#S1711, set of 28 images) before the month is over. You can get this for just $5.00 with a minimum $50 order. You will definitely want this stamp set because I am designing a Calendar Club beginning in January. We will be using this stamp set, along with an exclusive kit that will be available starting December 1st. I will be sharing more details and a sneak peek of the January calendar page and coordinating layout in the days to come. The "Through The Year" stamp set will be available to purchase in December but it will be at the full price ($17.95). 

DATE: Wednesday, December 13th
TIME: 6:30-9:30
If you are not yet in the holiday spirit - this class is sure to!
We will be working with the “Beary Christmas” products at this class. Have 2 kits available for you to choose from…OR you may want BOTH kits like I did! These pages will look fabulous framed and hung on the wall, as well as, in an album sitting your coffee table throughout the holidays!
Here are the details for the first kit. A huge shout out to fellow consultant Dana Kessler who is the original designer of these pages. 
KIT #1 (the first 4 layouts pictured below): $44.00
*Beary Chrismtas Workshop Your Way
*Beary Christmas Coodinating Cardstock Pack
Recommended add on products:
*3-D Foam Tape /Dots
*3-D Thin Foam Tape/Dots

Sunday, November 26, 2017


Hi There!

I hope you have been enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving Weekend making lots of memories with those close to you here!

I am excited to share with you that CTMH is having a Cyber Monday Sale!  

Get ready for a fabulous Cyber Monday @ctmhofficial Special! Monday is the time to start getting organized with the fabulous and exclusive CTMH WORKSPACE WONDER items! Sale starts Monday at midnight (MST TIME) which is 2:00 a.m EST. And will run until 11:59 MST TIME (1:59 EST). The sale will give you a 30% discount on individual Workspace Wonder items and a 40% discount on select bundles of Workspace Winder items! Sale is only on my website ( ) and while supplies last (shopping early is probably a good idea). To see which items will be discounted during this sale, visit the Promotions Page on my website ( ) at any time during the sale times.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Christmas Card Boxed Card Kit

Join me for my December creative class!  We will be making a set of 8 Christmas Cards along with an interactive box.

Class will be held on Wednesday, December 6th 6:30-8:30.   REGISTER ON/BEFORE NOVEMBER 20th. If you are unable to attend the class in person, kits to go are available.  Basic kits are $30 or $40 with the Thin Cuts Bundle ($6.00 will be added for postage for kits I will ship out to).

All Pre-Cut Kits will Include the following:

*8- standard size cards and envelopes
*Silver &   Gold-Cardmaking stamp set
*Pre-Cut Cricut Shapes
*24" White and Gold Ribbon
*Step by Step instructions and Cutting Guide

ADD ON THE THIN CUTS DIES FOR Just $10 more (you will need a die cutting machine such as a Cuttlebug or Big Shot to use the dies).

Additional kits within stamp set or dies are just $16.

Your kit includes the sweet Silver and Gold-Cardmaking stamp set.

Add the Thin Cuts for just $10 extra.

Extra supplies needed to complete the project:
*Embossing machine (Cuttlebug, Sizzix Big Shot, etc). if you order the Thin Cuts
*Thin 3-D Foam Tape or Thin 3-D Foam Dots
*Liquid Glue, such as Bonding Memories Glue
*Ink Pads:  Black, Fern, Cranberry

Each kit makes an interactive box with 8 cards (2 each of 4 designs.).

Monday, October 30, 2017

November Scrapbook Class

Happy Monday!
Hope you enjoyed your weekend and were able to make some memories!
Oh how I love the fall!  Oh how I love the November scrapbook pages my class participants will be creating!  
They are perfect for your preserving your fall activities!

We will be working with the "Falling For You" Kit.  I would love for you to join us for this class.  Kits To Go are available, as well as, Facebook Live classes.  If you live far away or are unable to attend the actual class here at my studio than you can get the kit to go or even schedule a Facebook Live class where I can instruct you via Facebook.

Registration is due on/before NOVEMBER 8th (this allows me time to order the products and make the cricut cuts for you).

We will create these (3) 2-page layouts.  The class will be held at my studio on WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29th 6:30-9:00.  The shopping list is below.


Stamp of the Month: “Through The Year” Set of 28 Yes/No

“Falling For You” Kit

BASIC KIT: $44.00
*#G1135 Falling For You Workshop Your Way Kit
*#X7223D Falling For You Coordinaitng Cardstock 

*#Z1151 3D Foam Tape: $6.90
*#1772 Ultra-Thin DOTS: $6.90
*#Z2089 Micro DOTS: $9.20
*#Z3169 Cricut Artbooking Collection:  $114.35
*#Z3290 Cricut Flower Marker Cricut Collection: $114.35
*#NEW! Aluminum Cut Rail Paper Trimmer (I LOVE THIS TRIMMER!): $52.00
*#Z1836 Non-Stick Micro-tip Scissors:  $18.40
  • favorite adhesives

Share a Smile Card Kit (CC1342):  
1– Thin Cuts—Punny Pals (set of 13)
32 – 3"x3" white card bases
32 – 3"x3" white envelopes
10 – cardstock sheets (Bashful, Eggplant, Glacier, Lagoon, New England Ivy, Smoothie, Sweet Leaf, Thistle, White Daisy, Gold Glitter)
Cutting guide and assembly instructions
Retail Value: $56.24 (this includes s/t)
Discounted Price: $46.81 (includes s/t)

*Punny Pals Stamp Set:  $21.00
*Punny Pals Thin Cuts: $33.44


Thursday, October 19, 2017



TIME: 6:30-8:30
COST: $54.00
KITS TO GO ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST-you will just need to have ink pads for stamping

The holidays are upon us!
Please come get festive with me as we create 10 holiday gift tags, 10 holiday greeting cards (perfect for holiday greetings, thank you notes or even just thinking of you notes to use all winter long) and a fabulous 2-page holiday theme layout!
We will be creating these projects using the Close To My Heart Cut Above Kits. These kits come with all the parts and pieces needed to create very cool projects!
I will show you how to take the Cut Above kits and elevate it by adding embellishments and a few cricut cuts.
These projects will make wonderful gifts to give to anyone and everyone, too!
Kids of all ages can put these fabulous kits together with ease.
Grab some friends or a child(ren) and join me as we put these projects together while listening to some festive music and nibbling on festive treats! As an added treat- my mom will be joining in on this festive fun time together!
Your Class Kit Contents:
*Cut Above “Noelle” Layout Kit
*Cut Above Merry Everything Card Kit
*Cut Above Merry Everything Tag Kit
*Gold Glitter Gems Package
*Bashful Pearl Package
*assortment of cricut cuts and ribbon
*”Merry Everything “M” Stamp
Optional Add-On Products
*Cranberry Stamp Pad: $9.20
*New England Ivy Stamp Pad: $9.20
*3-d Foam Tape: $6.90
*Thin 3-D Foam Dots (NEW!): $4.60
*Micro-Tip Scissors: $12.50